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Small Business Grant Program to launch in Pima County

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Posted at 5:40 AM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 08:40:28-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — A new grant program is launching for small businesses in Pima County that are struggling because of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Pima County CARES for Small Business Grant Program will provide grants up to $10,000 for qualifying small businesses and nonprofit organizations. According to a news release, businesses that qualify can use the grant to pay for past expenses such as rent or utility charges. Pima County says the program is also open to those located in the unincorporated areas outside of the cities and towns.

To qualify, businesses must have 30 employees or less, have been financially impacted by the pandemic, legally established prior to February 2020 and the owner must be at least 18-years-old and have a valid employee ID. Grants will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. The program has a total budget of $1.7 million, funded by money from the CARES Act.

The application process for the Pima County CARES for Small Business Grant Program opens Friday, September 25th. To apply, click here.

For more information, you can also visit the Pima County's website.